TIBCO Spotfire provides executive dashboards, data analytics, data visualization and KPI push to mobile devices. It complements existing business intelligence and reporting tools, while midsize organizations can use dashboards and analytics tools. It keeps the total cost of ownership low by allowing users to build once and publish to thousands of users over internet or intranet, as a PDF or as MS PowerPoint reports. It can be deployed either in cloud or on-premise.

Spotfire allows users to define KPIs and send alerts to iPhone or Android phones. This enables teams to collaborate on mobile devices, while management can get timely information and manage by exception.

TIBCO Spotfire is an enterprise-ready, business intelligence and analytics solution with technical roots. It provides connectivity to databases including big-data tools and applications such as CRM, ERP, Excel and MS Access. It also provides native connectivity to R Project for advanced statistical analytics, automation services to automate sending PDF/MS PowerPoint reports and an API and software development kit.

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Spotfire 6.0 - mobile metrics - push KPI

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Connor from Allstate

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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September 2018

Powerful and Nimble

Spotfire is a solid viz tool for basic, to advanced analysis needs.

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Spotfire is a powerful data visualization tool and surpassed my original expectations. They have plenty of self service capabilities as well.

Cons

If not using the templates, it can be tough to achieve the visualization you desire. Although, for simple and quick analysis, this fits my needs

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Jonathan from Asurion

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

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September 2018

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Very nice to use Business Intelligence tool, have user friendly interface and the basic functionality is easy to self-study. At a low cost and not so customized Dashboarding requirements Tibco Spotfire is very efficient.

Pros

* User friendly interface and ease of access.
* Good design and functionality for graphs.
* Low cost.
* Ability to embed Python, HTML, and JavaScript.
* Plenty of data source options.

Cons

* Hard to customize some visualization objects.
* Few default functionality for computations especially on cross tables
* Sometimes the text editor is auto changing the code layout once saved.

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Ailene from Asurion

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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September 2018

Great Analytics Tool for Visualization Reports

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Easy to use and create visual reports, more exciting design and layout for analysis.

Cons

Need more manuals training for the advance features.

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anthony from Asurion

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July 2018

Spotfire is good dashboarding tool

It enable us to deliver useful and competitive dashboards.

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can use javascript for integrating charts not existing on spotfire. best export tool to pdf and powerpoint. far away better than other tool.

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bad text editor for javascript. iF the javascript errors, you need to restart the whole IDE. small community support.

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Brian from SSGM CM

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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July 2018

Very functional, but it is extremely expensive so our company as a whole is moving away from it

Great dashboards to provide insight into business operations for executive management

Pros

There are great ways to create information links that can be shared between applications. Great visual representations exist to help the layperson understand how data is being connected.

Cons

The user interface and setup isn't the most straightforward thing in the world. Even after using it for a couple of months there was still a lot going on that I didn't understand.

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Zuleida from UDO

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July 2018

It was an encouraging experience.

Pros

This software is very versatile because it allows the user to perform data analysis and make timely decisions based on the tools provided. One of them is the Monte Carlo simulation, a very useful method for calculating the cost of a project.

Cons

As for what I do not like about this software, I mainly point out its cost because I think it is very complete for the help in making business decisions.

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June 2018

Best reporting tool

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The ease of use, the way you can set up reporting to show exactly what you want to see, along with the UX.

Cons

The reports aren't the easiest to set up, although they do show incredible amounts of data in great visualizations.

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Thomas from Econometric Studios

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April 2018

Spotfire is perhaps the best big data and data visualization software to work with R

I find that this software is the easiest to work with R, and the visualization/analytical capabilities make it generally worth the cost.

Pros

Spotfire has a nice user interface that is easy to figure out and set up automated tasks. Perhaps the biggest advantage of Spotfire over other data visualization tools is its connection with R and the ease in which one can connect R scripts with Spotfire visualizations. The beginning process of visualizing data and the suggested visualizations that Spotfire offers is nice, although it does require a few more clicks if you don't like the suggestions Spotfire suggests.

Cons

Spotfire is more expensive than other data visualization software, although I can see why. Spotfire has a host of additional graphical capabilities and analytical capabilities that I think justify the extra cost. It took me a little while to figure out how to set up the analytical models, but once set up, things run smoothly.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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April 2018

Spotfire is a strong provider of data visualization, allowing for easy creation of data stories

strong stat based data stories

Pros

Multiple data formats supported, strong analytical background heavy duty statistical chops, ability to produce strong data visualizations

Cons

Less than stellar customer support, price higher than most competitors (offset somewhat by evaluation capabilities)

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April 2018

Easy to use viz tool, make your colleagues think you're some kind of wizard

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Intuitive data viz software that allows you to build interactive dashboards which tend to dazzle non-technical colleagues. You can build products and share it with your team or leadership and let them explore the data in a controlled, safe environment.

Cons

Not the best software for true statistical analysis but that's probably a given. Also if you have messy datasets you may want to invest in a software to help you transform the data and prep it before integrating into Spotfire.

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March 2018

Spotfire is great tool for visualization and Dashboarding

Pros

1. Easy to use interface for building dashboards
2.Tight Integration and connector for popular databases

Cons

1.Tighter cloud integration
2.Need more Training material
3.New features and functionalities compare to Qlik or Tableau

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Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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January 2018

I used TIBCO Spotfire to create flexible, professional-looking visualizations.

Pros

The software allows a multitude of visualization options and charting types. The built in integrations (with R for example) are incredibly powerful and save a lot of time.

Cons

The software has a learning curve with some of the more advanced features. Training manuals for older versions are not readily available online.

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November 2017

More a visualization tool (interactive), decent BI tool

We were able to help the client visualize their complicated data in an easy to understand format using pie charts, heat map, etc. that they were able to update easily to run different potential scenarios.

Pros

It's a great visualization tool when itegrated with a more robust BI (Business Intelligence) tool. The filtering capibility of this tool are impressive! On a side panel, as you keep applying filters, on the other side, you can easily visualize the results. I remember taking all the training online which was easily available and we were also able to contact a representative for questions. They also help with professional installation.

Cons

I selected and implemented this tool at a cilent site. Where the visualization features were pretty robust, we needed to integrate this with a stronger BI tool to be able to do complicated analytics. It can a bit pricey but it's meant for bigger organizations, hence not that big of a concern.

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Koay from Renesas Semiconductor (M) Sdn Bhd

Industry:  Manufacturing

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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November 2017

IT Senior Section Manager

Spotfire is an excellent solution for empowering business users to make confident, evidence-based decisions, however it's not a perfect solution for everyone.

Pros

Very user friendly and user can manage without IT assistance
Easy to use with dynamic dashboards and interactive visualization

Cons

Lacking embedded BI and production reporting. A bit expensive and less practical than Qlik for quick report. Spotfire is not the best BI Tool for analytics reporting.

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John Kenneth from HC CONSUMER FINANCE PHILIPPINES, INC

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2017

Sporfire on the go!

You need to fully understand each function to appreciate this software. But once grasp, I assure you that you will never regret that you use this software,

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This tool is too great specially for us who are analyzing large data. I really really recommend this application.

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Andrea from Cerved Group Spa

Industry:  Banking & Financial Services

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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November 2016

A good analytics tool

I've used the demo version for a few days, feeding it with some use cases that I normally process with another top-brand tool

Pros

If you are used to BI tools, setup and learning curve are very straightforward.
It is very easy to connect to the usual relational data sources, I would say easier than many other rival products.
The off-the shelf visualizations are very attracting and some of them can pinpoint data patterns that would otherwise go unnoticed. Even better, the visualization wizard actually analyzes your data before suggesting a default visual.
Machine learning is built on the tool, by following a simple tutorial you can start training ML models on your data.

Cons

When accessing a data source, you can only join tables, but you cannot - for instance - specify custom SQL instructions.
The desktop tool cannot JOIN data sources coming from separate DBs. (a feature that I often use, in a competing product)
As I said, there are some very good visualizations, but they are hard or impossible to customize.
I found some situations where compiling a dialog box (perhaps with illegal Machine Learning parameters, given my inexperience with the tool) and pressing "OK" did nothing and did not show any error or warning message. Without some informative feedback, these dialogs are unhelpful for the novices.

Reece from Medtronic

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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November 2016

Spotfire is Indispensable for Data Visualization

I use Spotfire to explore and visualize data from clinical trial, economic and financial databases. It is my go to method when exploring new datasets to get the quickest and best insights.

Pros

It is blazingly fast. I work with datasets that have hundreds of thousands of entries, each with dozens of fields. Spotfire makes analyzing this data real time a snap.

Cons

The learning curve is a bit steep, it takes a while to learn how to use it well. But the investment is well worth it.

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Xavier from Pfease

Industry:  Consulting

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December 2015

Great BI tool for analysts and data scientists

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Spotfire is one of the best BI tool made for real analysts, not only analysis designers. The cross analysis functions are amongst the best with few scripting requirements.Spotfire is definetely a tool for analysing and discovering features: "Searching for something you do not know", instead of mere reporting.

Cons

A bit expensive and less practical than Qlik for quick reports. Spotfire is not the best BI tool for analytics reporting.

Jason from Slalom

Industry:  Energy & Utilities

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December 2015

I have worked with Spotfire since version 3.0 as a developer and BI PM

Pros

The product continues to be developed and offer business a user enabling and powerful tool for visually analyzing data.

Cons

Support from Vendor in the area of customer service is weak. Implementation as companies is done with little or no training making support a vital feature to organizations.

Amit from Praxair

Industry:  Energy & Utilities

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December 2015

Spotfire Revview

Pros

I like this tool's in Memory visualization functionality.

Cons

Metadata management. it should have been more robust. Also building report logic is bit confusing


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